Monday, January 30, 2012

Week 20

Welcome to Week 20 and the Second Semester of Keyboarding!

I am really proud of everyone's success during first semester! We learned many technology-related skills including keyboarding, internet research, and graphic art production.

During the second semester, we will have many new projects including drawing our self-portraits, creating spreadsheets, advanced document formatting, podcasting, and movie making!

This week you will:
  • Continue reviewing "touch typing" techniques.
  • Continue working on your Keyboarding Online lessons.
  • Work on your college-bound vocabulary
  • Learn how to format a text file with our academic vocabulary for a later project
In your student agenda, please write down your Week 20 Learning Objective:
We will learn how to format a text file for a computer program.

Ms. Kline's Week 20 Key Vocabulary:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Grand Rapids, Michigan's Wonderful Lip Dub

It looks like the entire city of Grand Rapids, Michigan came out to participate in this single continuous shot lip dub music video showing off their beloved community!

Watch how they made it, too!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week 19

Welcome to Week 19 and the end of the first semester of Keyboarding!

Great job, everyone, on your essays about the impact Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr has made in your eyes! I am also very proud of everyone for standing up in front of the class and sharing their wonderful graphic art projects...great job!

This week you will practice for your final keyboarding exam. Don't forget to relax, and use your home keys.

This week you will:
In your student agenda, please write down your Week 19 Learning Objective:
We will improve our keyboarding speed and accuracy.

Ms. Kline's Week 19 Key Vocabulary:

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Human

Liberty Middle School, in Madison, Alabama, created this wonderful video of what it means to be human in our modern-day world.

I think Dr. King would approve!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Public Speaking By Sharing Our Graphic Art Projects

Today you will learn how to speak publicly by sharing your graphic art projects with the class. Don't be shy, everyone is in the same boat!

Ms. Kline will display your art project on every computer in the classroom then you will come to the front of the class to speak.

Please state in complete sentences:
  1. Your name
  2. What you drew
  3. Why you drew it

  1. My name is Ms. Kline.
  2. I drew a forest with snow.
  3. I drew this because I like nature!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Internet Censorship Protest Day

Today thousands of websites are going dark to protest legislation to regulate or control content on the Internet.

Check out:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Week 18

Welcome to Week 18 of Keyboarding!

I hope everyone had a nice holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week you will share your Fall Graphic Art Project with the class. Please introduce yourself, explain what you created and why you chose to create this particular graphic art project. If you would like for Ms. Kline to post your drawing to her teacher web page, you may fill out a permission slip to do so. Again, great job on all of the projects!

This week you will:
In your student agenda, please write down your Week 18 Learning Objective:
We will learn how to speak publicly by presenting our art projects to the class.

Ms. Kline's Week 18 Key Vocabulary:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. King

Today we are celebrating the life of an American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King's pioneering work employing non-violence to achieve social change, transformed American society in profound ways. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to create a more just and equal society for all humankind.

We honor his legacy today with the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday and the new Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.

Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech where he envisions a world of justice and equality.

Dr. King's Final Speech:

Dr. King was also an advocate of peace worldwide:

Biography Channel's Biography of Dr. King:

Interview with Dr. King on "Meet the Press":

Interview with Dr. King on the "Mike Douglas Show":

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Saving a File in a Different File Format

You have been working with the application, AppleWorks to create your graphic art project. This is a wonderful program, but the file format is not readable by many computers. In order to share your project with others, you will convert your file to the .jpeg file format.

To save your AppleWorks graphic art project (.cwk) file as a .jpeg file:

  1. Click "File" from the menu bar
  2. Drop down to and click on "Save As..."
  3. Click on "File Format" on the lower left side of the dialog box that appears
  4. Drop down to and click on "JPEG Image"
  5. Make sure your file is titled: LastFirstFall2011.jpg
  6. Click the "Save" button on the lower right

Monday, January 09, 2012

Week 17

Welcome to Week 17 of Keyboarding!

Welcome back from Winter Break!

This week you will save your Fall Graphic Art Project in Ms. Kline's public drop box on the Spurgeon server so that she can save it, print it in color for her classroom wall, and post it on her teacher web page if you like. Again, great job on all of the projects!

This week you will:
In your student agenda, please write down your Week 17 Learning Objective:
We will learn how to save a file on a computer server.

Ms. Kline's Week 17 Key Vocabulary: